“He will have marked us all for life”: the beautiful tribute of Alessandro Belmondo to his grandfather


The grandson of Jean-Paul Belmondo, Victor’s older brother, paid a touching tribute to the actor who died Monday, September 6, at the age of 88.

The tributes to Jean-Paul Belmondo, who died at the age of 88 on Monday, September 6, never end. The world of culture as a whole, the international press and the political world all salute an essential player, who has entered the pantheon of French culture. And greeted by the whole nation this Thursday at the Invalides.

His family paid a simple and modest tribute in a press release sent to AFP: “Jean-Paul Belmondo’s family has lost its pillar. Jean-Paul passed away today (Monday). He left to join his old accomplices at the Conservatory. Her genuine smile will always be there. ”

His grandson Alessandro, eldest son of Paul Belmondo and food columnist Luana Tenca, chose to pay a more personal tribute to his grandfather. In an Instagram post published Tuesday, September 7, the young man wrote: “The chief of the clan has left us. But he leaves in me values ​​that will be marked for life:
Go forward without ever stopping to fight, always keep a smile, remain humble and above all love life … And today, thanks to him, I never back down from any obstacle. He will have marked us all for life. Thank you !!! Now you are all gathered at the top and above all stay nice guys. “

To accompany his text, the young man chose a photo taken by Ursula Andress, one of the women in his grandfather’s life. A Belmondo in his prime, naked and bearded.

Unlike his younger brother Victor, who chose to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps in theater and cinema, Alessandro followed his mother into the world of cooking. Trained by Hélène Darroze, he is currently chef of the Caillebotte restaurant in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.

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